Russian Tea Cakes

Hope Vaillancourt


These are so addicting you have to watch yourself because you will find yourself going back for more! Russian Tea Cakes are not cakes at all, they're like pecan sandies covered with powdered sugar. These are perfect for the Holidays and are a real treat! Enjoy!

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30 Min
15 Min


1 c
powdered sugar
2 c
butter, softened
4 tsp
vanilla extract
4 tsp
almond extract
2 c
all-purpose flour
2 c
finely chopped pecans or almonds
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
powdered sugar

How to Make Russian Tea Cakes


  • 1Heat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl combine ½ cup powdered sugar, salt, the butter, Vanilla and Almond extract until light and fluffy. Fold in the almonds in and stir until a dough forms. (you may need to add a little more flour, but don’t over do it)
  • 2Cool the dough in the refrigerator for about ½ hour.
  • 3Take the dough out of the refrigerator and shape into 1- inch balls. Place them on baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
  • 4Bake 13-15 minutes until set but not brown. Immediately remove from baking pans and put onto cooling racks.
  • 5Place 1 & ½ Cups powdered sugar in a bowl and roll the cookies in them. Make sure they are cool or the sugar will just melt on the cookies.

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About Russian Tea Cakes

Course/Dish: Cookies